Dr. Martin Reese is an internationally recognized expert and entrepreneur in Genomics and Bioinformatics. Prior to founding Omicia, Dr. Reese served as Vice President of Discovery Informatics for ValiGen. Prior to this, Dr. Reese co-founded Neomorphic, where he served as President and Chief Scientific Officer. The human genome annotation software that Dr. Reese developed at Neomorphic, provided the foundation for the successful commercialization of microarrays by Affymetrix. During his career Dr. Reese has been actively involved in community-wide assessments of genome annotation. He organized the state-of-the-art Genome Annotation Assessment Project and was a member of the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project, which provided the essential proof-of-concept platform for “shotgun” sequencing technology. At the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories Dr. Reese developed gene-finding algorithms for the Human Genome Project. He holds a Masters degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Heidelberg and a Ph.D. in Genetics jointly from the University of Hohenheim, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley.